It's an annoying process to get rid of the spam. I have all blog comments sent to my email. The Anonymous comments go to the Trash folder; when I see them it prompts me to check my Blogger account, where the junk comments end up in the Spam section. I review them to make sure nothing important accidently ended up there, then delete it.
Every spam comment starts off with some sentences praising what I've written, and end up with a link to a site irrelevant to my topic. I understand they're generated so their website links appear and increase their rankings in search engine results. They're just doing a job. It's still annoying.
I decided to have a little fun with the spammers. Instead of just deleting the comment spam I decided to pick out the cream of the crop from the past few days and share it with you--including the atrocious grammar and typos (in purple italic), along with my reaction (in normal color and font). Enjoy!
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Five years ago today: New Thing #83--Think You're So Smart?